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Market Stages Tremendous Rally.... On 40% Of Recent Volume

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When witnessing this latest vapor volume melt up, what can one say but victory for the bulls... Oh yes, ignore that the relentless rally is on 40% of the past 10 day average volume. 1.8 million ES contracts on 4.46 million 10 DMA. Irrelevant: inverse distribution or something is the conventional spin. Europe is fixed, and no recession is coming - just cover any and all shorts before Google buys them all. Also ignore when a month from today we are back to the level when two ES contracts send the market limit up.

And for those wondering why ES volume actually matters, here is your answer - ES afterhours.


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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:02 | 1562765 Mike2756
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Risk on!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:10 | 1562815 Stoploss
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We need a green arrow to highlight the surge in volume, and a red arrow to highlight the mkt drop, to put it all in "perspective".

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:25 | 1562879 Spirit Of Truth
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:38 | 1562912 SheepDog-One
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Yep....everyone is missing that the mid east is about to blow. Ive been warning about it for weeks. Just wait until the ICBM's start flying for some market volatility!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:06 | 1562998 snakeboat
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missiles and markets both go up, don't they?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:19 | 1563189 PaperBugsBurn
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@the spirit of untruth


You gotta be kidding me... so it's not "the jews" but the russians who have destroyed western society with their russian fetzen... IDIOT


About Me

In 1991, during the first Gulf War, I had a prophetic vision of a future Mideast war and global nuclear Apocalypse in connection with my studies of long-wave patterns of history. This vision led me to uncover how Russia is underhandedly plotting to conquer the world via a surprise nuclear war against the West that will be started in such a manner that the misled world will blame 'The Jews' and America for causing the global holocaust of mass destruction. In reality, however, the Kremlin is guilty for this ultimate act of premeditated mass murder. I believe I'm here to help prosecute the evildoers accordingly.
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:15 | 1563544 Youri Carma
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Possible Start WOIII Scenario Already Unfolding. Would be a bit early according to the NWO schedule but heck WOIII is WOIII.
Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:26 | 1562882 jus_lite_reading
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LMAO! What a fucking joke!

BUT these days there is NO SUCH THING AS LIMIT UP!! ONLY LIMIT DOWN when the fuckers say so!! They will get bitch slapped real soon when gold spikes $100 in a day!!!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:16 | 1563389 IQ 145
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Price matters. Volume doesn't. A disappointed perma bear who just doesn't understand the concept of rallies. Too bad about that. You were told right here, over and over again, that the reflex rally was coming; it's here. Get over it. Your big crash has been delayed due to technical reasons. Check back next year.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:01 | 1563640 sun tzu
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Next year? LOL

You fucking moron. It's a dead cat bounce. Another 300 for the DOW at most before the downturn resumes

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:58 | 1564248 yipcarl
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I'm going to have to go with Sun...HOWEVER, NO ONE KNOWS DICK.  The market is totally and artifically contrived... I will say that price only matters yes HOWEVER the point is that volume at 40% of normal is not widespread participation and is BS.  Empire index 3 declines in a row, europe faling apart, 2 bailouts no improvement?  The market should be at 5k, the fact it's not mean it can do anything..

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:25 | 1564301 HungrySeagull
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The price my ass.

I lured out a few coin at ones and two'sies this morning at very ludicrous low prices. I was hoping to trap a buyer.

It sat for two days and nights.


Price yea right.


Upon reflection I think the market is like a dark room filled with people playing spin the bottle and saying "You first."

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:08 | 1562768 Gubbmint Cheese
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LOL.. what a joke.

 edit: followed by usual immediate decline of the SPY as it trades in the after hours.. ha ha ha

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:08 | 1562808 Boilermaker
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Please don't soil the good name of jokes everwhere by associating them with this epic bullshit.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:44 | 1562920 Ratscam
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don,t mess with SPX 666 or SPX -6.66%. Both days the symbol signalled the lowest daily close for at least a week.
that,s some heck of a fat tail probability.
cant wait for silver hitting 66.60 or does that only work on reverse movements of the SPX?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:05 | 1562994 max2205
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We just had a 7sigma oversold low. It had to bounce

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:20 | 1563025 Ratscam
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as in fanny and fred and aig and gm, please complete the list yourself.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:03 | 1562773 Cleanclog
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Seller fatigue.

Only need a teeny bit of organic buying to set the machines in motion,

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:03 | 1562776 Cognitive Dissonance
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It's so nice to see that the normal insanity is back.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:08 | 1562806 Ancona
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Yeah man....I was beginning to worry that actual fundamentals were going to return after last weeks roller-coaster ride. Looks like the recent load of hopium got distributed to the dealers just in time!

Thanks Bennie and Nobama!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:11 | 1562819 Boilermaker
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Yep, the 11:30 EST bid-this-fucker-up-relentlessly switch was flipped.  It's conitinuing on in the AH.

There is literally nothing of any integrity remaining in this.  None.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:28 | 1562888 Cdad
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Correct.  Banker desperation.  You can just smell it.  The trouble this time is that the economic data confirms recession.  No one wanted their paper shit during the 2 year long rally, and now Average Joe is taking the gain and exiting.

These guys are one SEC enforcement action from a complete market meltdown.  And while that continues to seem like a low probability event, the SECs continued failure to do anything about all the bullshit market manipulation going on day after day on these melt ups will only pound the last nail in the market's coffin.

The bankers cannot continue to be highly leveraged in a recession bound market...and so they need people to sell this shit to.  And of course, gold confirms this.

Looks like a lose/lose situation to me.  Thank you, criminal syndicate known as Wall Street.

Let the Greater American Depression roll on then........


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:36 | 1562909 SheepDog-One
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And the S&P downgrade was something totaly unexpected and deemed impossible as well, untill it suddenly dropped 1 morning out of the blue. After all, we'd had our souls sold for us and reached a 'compromise' and all. Hey good luck to everyone in their filet mignon wetsuits swimming with great whites saying you'll carve great steaks for the BBQ from them. Yea.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:09 | 1563158 Ident 7777 economy
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untill it suddenly dropped 1 morning out of the blue. 

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Evening - and a Friday to boot if I recall ...



Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:55 | 1563512 Rainman
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All the really nasty shit is reserved for Friday after close. Christmas Eve even better.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:14 | 1564137 Barry McBear
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Actually it was out Thursday morning. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:31 | 1563684 sun tzu
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Do you really think the SEC or any government agency is going to take down Wall Street?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:23 | 1563971 Jack Napier
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Not a chance, but they are going down. Silver is their achilles heel. Although Nathan Rothschild is already positioned in the HKMEX so it's not like they'll go away when JPM and GS crash. It will be a hollow victory and most people will probably go back to sleep.

Change your avatar please. I come here for the boobs.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:54 | 1564063 hettygreen
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Hey CD average joe got burned down about three years ago. No average joes left in this casino.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:03 | 1562777 total nonsense
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The Bulls will be all over TV tonight. They told you!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:03 | 1562779 gunsmoke011
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:05 | 1562781 SheepDog-One
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WHOO HOO! Yea! Bernank Goin into Jacksons Kornhole to make the case for QE3 free trillions to save the markets with the DOW pumping +200 daily and easily! 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:04 | 1562786 ben_bernanke
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It is unreasonable to measure today's volume and compare it to recent volume, which was massive. Yes, a pullback is probably coming for a few days, but looking at volume in this manner is incorrect from a trading perspective. Obviously volume at a major low will be higher than a major top, so average volume will dry up as professionals buy at the lows, prices rise and amateurs get on board the move. If people expect 4 million contracts to be traded every day on the e-mini, they are not really well versed in how markets function.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:06 | 1562794 SheepDog-One
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Um, volume was at record lows a couple days ago and -700 points lower too.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:09 | 1562812 Fidel Sarcastro
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I think you missed the point: The mkt is getting back to "normal" with ONE-WAY rallies on low volume. Of course it can't trade 4-6 million/day, but +20 handles on light volume is silly...pardon me -- it's normal.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:14 | 1562836 SheepDog-One
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Im well versed in how markets function Ben

Step 1- Turn on algo trading robot.

Step 2- ????

Step 3- PROFIT!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:47 | 1562933 scatterbrains
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I wouldn't be surprised if, via globex midnight pumping and the other various techniques, they jack this bitch right back up to the top, trapping the bears once again.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:58 | 1562974 gunsmoke011
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With all due respect, it would seem that some would not know a "Normal Market" if they saw one. Understandable I suppose since we haven't seen a "Normal Market" in this country for about 9 years or so when the Masters Of The Univesrse Took Control.. May i suggest you go back and look at charts from the early to late 90's (Before it got Rediculous) if you want to see what a "Normal Market" looked like. Typically, you would see Heavy volume on up days and Light volume on down days. The reason of course is because people actually wanted to own stocks. It was a wierd time when stocks were actually considered an investment - and were bought by Real people using their own Real money. It was so crazy that corporations actually made profits from selling shit as opposed to a collapsing currency and a strong dollar was actually considered a sign of a strong economy. Hell - it was so crazy that people actually use to pay their mortgages rather than defaulting on their mortgages and taking the money they should have paid their mortgage with to go out and buy gadgets like I Phones and I Pads. CRAZY I TELL YA - shit people use to actually buy their own groceries rather than sitting on their ass waiting for their food stamps to arrive. People actually had jobs back then - and well qualified applicants were in such demand that companies use to get into bidding wars for their services. We even had this thing called a Trade Surplus of all things -- weird shit like that! NOW - if you mean by "Professional Traders" you mean the FED and the PPT - then YES - you are probably correct since they came in with billions of dollar and bought up S&P Futures to make the bottom and delay the inevitable reality a little longer. But to think that Low volume Melt Ups and High Volume Sell Offs are representative of "Normal" in a supposed Bull Market -well I am afraid that is a mistaken concept.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 22:06 | 1563749 Osmium
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:57 | 1564076 hettygreen
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Yeah, thumbs up to that.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:42 | 1564332 Mec-sick-o
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LOL with Masters of the Universe... I had a flashback:

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:04 | 1562787 gunsmoke011
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I think the U.S. needs to start a few more wars so we can bring this Free Market Capitalism to Everyone

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:55 | 1562959 Ricky Bobby
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:55 | 1562960 Ricky Bobby
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Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:00 | 1564083 hettygreen
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RB I've enjoyed a multiplicity of your avatars this evening.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:00 | 1563521 NoClueSneaker
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In the pipeline ... don't worry ....


Killing, polluting & bankrrupting is the american way - since 1848 :-P

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:07 | 1562790 Boilermaker
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Someone with graphic posting rights please post the IYR 10 day chart....

Un-be-fucking-lievable.  I guess they are pretty serious about cornholing all the put holders, again...and again....and again.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:06 | 1562798 Dr. Engali
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More wealth in fewer hands.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:07 | 1562803 Dick Darlington
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It's the LOW valuations and flurry of corporate deals, bitchez. Lol! No matter where equities trade it's always the LOW valuations.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:09 | 1562813 SheepDog-One
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Exactly, all is well and no QE3 needed at all. In fact things are so rosy in the markets Ben will probably announce raising rates 2% or so. Yea Im sure.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:13 | 1562832 Dick Darlington
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And housing boom is just around the corner. And it will last 4ever!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:15 | 1563654 JW n FL
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Wall Street Bonuses Falling, But Not For Hedge Funders

Aug 15 2011 | 12:54pm ET

Bonuses are expected to tumble precipitously on Wall Street this year—but not for the alternative investments industry or the bankers who serve them.







Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:08 | 1562809 Caveman93
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How in the hell is that even possible?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:15 | 1562843 alien-IQ
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In Bernanke's world, gravity is not a factor.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:46 | 1564334 Mec-sick-o
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Gravity is a law and was abolished by him.

Damn g.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:09 | 1562811 adr
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Poor Poor Buffalo Wild couldn't make it into positive territory for the day. Lulu, Priceline, Fossil, Hansen, and even Sodastream fought off early losses to recover healthfully in the green.

Priceline solidified above $500 and Soda made it back above $50.

Is it a joke? Well it really is but the joke keeps going higher on no volume. It's easy to get a stock to go up when one computer issuing a buy up a few bucks causes the others to follow suit. There can be no fundamentals when those who trade can't actually experience anything outside their programming.

I really want to know how an analyst can just come out and issue a 20% higher price target on a stock with nothing to back it up and yet the stock almost always makes it there. I guess the answer is that by telling a computer that a stock should trade 20% higher the computer program will make it so.

The last two weeks have been wiped clean. It's the late june swoon all over again. Will we get a 20% rally in September? The signs point to yes.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:12 | 1562826 SheepDog-One
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And you'd think Ben would use this time to keep a lid on markets, even make them go down some in preparation for Jackson Hole and the much-anticipated and baked in QE3, but no markets are being manipulated wildly skywards on zero volume.

Unless....there is no QE3 massive free gift to stocks and this is the top for quite a while.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:03 | 1564092 hettygreen
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Check and the buying is being directed to the computers by gullible fools.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:14 | 1562838 Robslob
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Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:16 | 1562849 SheepDog-One
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Does sound like him.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:42 | 1562918 andybev01
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Actually, if you break apart that first paragraph it reveals him (her) to be none other than Dr. Seuss!


Poor Poor Buffalo Wild couldn't make it into positive territory for the day.

Lulu, Priceline, Fossil, Hansen, and even Sodastream

fought off early losses

to recover healthfully in the green.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:10 | 1562814 TradingJoe
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Pure Desperation! Coming Soon!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:11 | 1562817 IMA5U
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it doesn't pay to be short when the joke is out

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:13 | 1562829 Boilermaker
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Not only that, but they are ram-rodding the shit out of the usual suspects.  Playing the same fucking game over and over and over and over.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:15 | 1562845 SheepDog-One
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And theyre wildly jamming the 100 P/E momos higher on the eve of Jacksons Kornholing? WHY?

I think something incredibly stupid is about to happen here.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:27 | 1562883 Boilermaker
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I have no idea other than they are allowing 'someone' to just game the shit out of them to make loads of money.  Clearly the SEC could give a shit less and the country is 'better off' having these 'key' sectors healthy.

Valuations obviously mean jack shit.  It's just matter of which way they want to gun them daily.  It's a fucking joke at this point.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:53 | 1562946 LeBalance
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"I think what is required here is for someone to do something so off the charts so gratuitously vile that the world can not recover.  That a time-out is called just on the basis of one action.  That everyone is so scared shitless that they run into the streets and hug their fellow man. whom they wouldn't be caught dead even walking next to."

Not a 9-11, that's for punks.

Not a Fukushime, amatuer hour.

No what we need here is the complete annihilation of a large populated area by a force that can not be reasoned with.

A true game changer.

And if I can write this you know, you just know, in some sick think tank this has been planned and is coming down the pipe.

Alien Invasion anyone?

The con artist, just about to be caught, scares the marks so near to their deaths that they thank God Almighty when he pulls a Hegelian and "saves" the day.

And then the marks present him with the Roast Beast: "Please, Sir, you were Wonderful."

And those idiot enough to screech about the obvious scenario will face the Inquisition for even breathing near a microphone or putting out a YT video.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:08 | 1563153 SheepDog-One
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Krugman was talking about an alien invasion yesterday, and not jokingly either.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:22 | 1563195 Vic Vinegar
Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:20 | 1564294 HungrySeagull
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If that is the case then I will rejoice in the total freedom to deploy the weapons against these Aliens without fear of prosecution.


We humans backstab and betray each other every day in a variety of ways, but pull together like the cooter sisters in the trailer park as one big united family if the aliens did invade.

I for one would like to have a drop ship instead of a Chevy Volt at the house.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:16 | 1562824 Black Forest
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Tomorrow southwards?

Euro bonds "no topic" for Merkel and Sarkozy at their meeting in Paris tomorrow.

In German (edited!):

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:16 | 1562851 oogs66
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No way eurobonds can be announced. They simply cannot be implemented and Germany is sick of bailing everyone out

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:50 | 1562943 Ratscam
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germany has to play according to TPTB. The country shall be defeated a third time. luckily this time financially with hopefully less civilian casualities.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:00 | 1562978 magpie
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"We guarantee everything to 130 %, even without any cash flow. Ich bin eine Europäerin."

"Merci, Angela."

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:18 | 1563019 Ratscam
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You forgot her last name, Ferkel

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:26 | 1563041 magpie
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Now now, even Berlusconi and Sarko will be well behaved in the presence of Miss Erika Kasner.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 03:59 | 1564479 StychoKiller
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PIIGS:  "Another round of drinks!  Germany's buyin'!"

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:06 | 1563527 NoClueSneaker
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.... comment was kinda p0rn. I censored myself. Shit, I'm shorting the Departement Of Homeland Perversity .....

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:14 | 1562833 alien-IQ
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Isn't this about the time that Robo should be chiming in with his ridiculous "Bears are getting slaughtered" routine?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:19 | 1562863 alien-IQ
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4 minutes later...enter the idiot right on cue....

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:17 | 1562850 trampstamp
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I'm a bit confused. Are folks on ZH hoping for the USA to faulter and i f so, what is the reward? I'm just a swing trader using ZH as a tool to get me in a better position when the market looks bearish and a better position when it is bullish. I personally don't care for US destruction, just to  have an edge when trading S&P 3X ETF's. All I can say is this has been my best year since I found this site 6 months ago.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:18 | 1562856 SheepDog-One
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Personally I prefer 4x ETF's.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:06 | 1564101 hettygreen
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Personally I prefer my money in a tin can and four purple micro dots.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:18 | 1562860 Boilermaker
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Stop confusing equity valuations wtih patriotism and turn off Jim Cramer and his Cramerica nation.  You'll start to 'get it' more.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:48 | 1562937 andybev01
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'faulter' is not quite it.

Complete and utter collapse would be a great place to start fresh.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:53 | 1562950 damage
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Yes. We want the market to go down, so it matches with the FUNDAMENTALS. Which are complete crap right now. This is a bubble, the longer they perpetuate this extend and pretend bullshit the more fucked we are.

We need to let prices adjust and stop levitating prices so we aren't stuck in stagnation for eternity!

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:17 | 1564289 HungrySeagull
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The market should have crashed a LONG time ago, properly.

A crash done proper.

Now the markets feel like they carefully foster a garden within walls for people to enjoy as if nothing bad is happening today. That light they see is actually the fires from the inferno beyond the walls cremating block by block.

Look at the Market another way, it's a Roach Motel, you can cash in but cannot cash out.


The Sheep only knows the word Dow and it's either up or down. Not stuff like Motorola crap being exterminated by the Google bent on total control and domination of all the lives of Sheep.


Is it possible to take a tin hat and make a map of the USA 10 years from now? Only call it Google?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:37 | 1563069 dxj
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That's right, buy when ZH is very VERY bearish. Works every time.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:18 | 1562854 RobotTrader
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I'm betting that this rally will last longer than most expect, the PigMen will run it on fumes all the way up to the 200-day.

When every last bear that shorted late throws in the towel, then it will be time to load up on DOG, SH, etc.

No "triple whammy" plays for me, as you can see FAZ, TZA, etc. have been destroyed the last few days.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:24 | 1562862 SheepDog-One
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Pump and dump is all it is, stupid. Bens got to commence dumping the markets hard for QE3, or dont do it at all. Last hurrah here Robo, while you pile all-in long.

OH already piled all-in long back at DOW 12,700 for the 'debt ceiling huge run up' remember that you big fraud?

Remember all your posts here prior to the 'debt ceiling deal' going thru where you reposted your posts from other blogs telling everyone they better be all in here at DOW 12,700 for the certain and massive run up?

Or was that all deleted?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:26 | 1562880 Id fight Gandhi
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There's the economy and then there's the eCONomy. Qe3 will be needed to ge this going. But they need to send out the trolls t drop hints for awhile months before to get the best benefit.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:29 | 1562892 SheepDog-One
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'Drop hints of QE3'? Hell since January QE3 has been re-priced in daily on EVERY bit of bad news coming out. Now theyre jamming the markets higher on eve of Jackson Hole...all signs to me point to this is 'no QE3' land and the last hurrah pump.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:32 | 1562896 SheepDog-One
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You already bet, Robo...that was back at DOW 12,700 before the debt ceiling passage nonsense where you said you were all in long with everything for the huge and certain run up. Cant you ever tell the truth and just say 'Wow, no one could have been more wrong than Robo'.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:18 | 1562858 I am a Man I am...
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totally traded this dump and pump like a rock star, cha ching

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:19 | 1562859 GenX Investor
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bullish divergence bitchez!?!  or is it bearish???

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:19 | 1562864 razorthin
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What, you thought the market would go straight down?  Consider it a gift - this is 2007-2008 all over again.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:23 | 1562871 SheepDog-One
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Yep and we havent seen ANY down yet, just a bit of downdraft...S&P way under 1,000 by Jacksons Kornhole.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:44 | 1562924 kito
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sheepie youre making calls you will regret. no chance s&p under 1000 by then. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:09 | 1563159 SheepDog-One
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Blow it out yer ass Kito! I wont regret ANYTHING and I guarantee you no matter what happens, I come out ahead!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:23 | 1563205 kito
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youre the MAN sheepie!!!!!!! risk ON for you!!!!!!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:28 | 1562885 Id fight Gandhi
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I was looking at the movements logged and economic data just from the last two weeks.

No bull market continues after such violent moves. The trend is down until QE comes in.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:33 | 1562901 marcusfenix
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it is a sad, strange little centrally planned world we live in...

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:37 | 1562910 machineh
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... especially when the authorities have run out of coke and taken to sniffing glue.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:34 | 1562905 papaswamp
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Dollar drops 1%...seems to be a strange correlation

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:36 | 1562908 csean00
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But I thought you were just making the point that all the recent increase in volume was just quants trading against themselves??

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:50 | 1562945 Buck Johnson
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This won't last, and they have to know it.  These few days of being positive is manufactured in order to hide the fact that the market is falting.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:56 | 1562952 tahoebumsmith
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Yup the majority of the volume selling was the evaporation of mom and pops 401k and retirement fund selling at the bottom for big losses. Now that they stole that 1.5T they come in on the low and buy the stocks back for the 25% off fire sale price courtesy of the fire they started. The good news is, with this recent rally we finally got back to the highs of OCT, 1999!!! Hahahaha what a joke

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:51 | 1562954 navy62802
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If I had to venture a guess, I'd say that most people are just waiting (as I am) for the other shoe to drop in Europe. The global debt crisis is FAR from over, and with pretty much every major economy contracting right now, there's no end in sight. To the contrary, I see the crisis accelerating rapidly in the short term. Investors are sitting on pins and needles right now and all it's going to take is for the first dominoe to fall. At which point, the markets plunge into chaos and I begin buying!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:00 | 1562977 max2205
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Don't you thing the Fed swapped credit for the ECU to buy 98 b euro for italy bonds?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:56 | 1562958 Ned Zeppelin
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This market is like visiting someone's house where all seems well, but you know damn well the police showed up twice or three times in the past week due to vicious incidents of domestic violence coupled with uncontrolled bouts of substance abuse. The inhabitants of the house swear everything is ok, but have not agreed to any therapy or counseling, there are still deliveries of mysterious packages late at night, and strangers are observed at odd hours "visiting."  But the house looks great, the lawn is mowed and the sun is shining.  So why the uneasiness?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:02 | 1562983 magpie
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At least you don't hear any scratching sounds from the basement. You don't, do you ?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:58 | 1562968 max2205
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?staged rundown to load up a QE3 frontrun? Or tinfoil

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 16:58 | 1562970 john_connor
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Steep ascending wedge on vapor volume = carnage inbound

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:02 | 1562981 ReactionToClose...
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two points to offfer for consideration from considerable reading over weekend:

  1. Go buy Investors Business Daily weekend edition (for Monday, today).  Open the second section and, I think, go to page 6 where detailed 6 month open/close candlestick charts with various moving average lines, etc.  for NASDAQ, NYSE and S&P500 reside.  I swear, all 3 charts are almost exact replcas of each other even to open/close bars and lengths of candlesticks.  Someone should do an overlay of this ,,,, how can this be?   Maybe an argument can be made that the NYSE and S&P should trade similarly ... but it cannot extend to NASDAQ.  I cannot claim to have done a professional level comparison .. but almost every comparison that I made, with very few exceptions, suggested the patterns were the exact same.
  2. Gene Epstein the resident economist at Barron's caught something.  He is presently more of an 'Austrian' than anything elss by his own columns.  And he tries to eliminate 'ideology' from his 'analysis' ... I've found him credible & consistent over the years.  Epstein wondered how Q1 GDP could be revised so severely down to almost zero.   Japan happened at end of Q1 so should not be any factor (unless they , the fed bureau that issues the revisions ...'pulled' Japan effects into Q1 by some smoothing technique).  Q1 was not boom time but was not zero growth either.  Epstien did a regresion analysis with another leading econ research firm against a data benchmark that correlates quite well to GDP over a long period of time...  The result was that Q1 GDP would be 2.2%+.  That 'zero revision' has been lost in the punditry of the turmoil the last few weeks but was relevant in destabilizing expectations.

I am not arguing anything here other than there are some oddities.   Tyler has a great eye for catching relevant data  patterns that do not fit the 'consensus' projection on the markets.  That is why these are offered up here versus elsewhere. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:06 | 1562999 chinaguy
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"Europe is fixed, and no recession is coming"

Haw Haw you're being succinct!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:21 | 1563659 JW n FL
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New Euro-Panda Series will be saving the day.. any day now!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:23 | 1563031 dxj
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"rally is on 40% of the past 10 day average volume"

Kind of dumb comparing the down volume of a severe market sell-off to the subsequent up volume, don't you think?

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:11 | 1563166 SheepDog-One
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No, not dumb. In fact what it shows is the only market activity is to the downside.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:41 | 1563267 chump666
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correct a dumb money or smart 'dumb' money meltup, or bull trap.  

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:58 | 1563729 topcallingtroll
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Agreed. This move lacks conviction but i will stick it out a little while longer.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:29 | 1563051 nmewn
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Turn those damn machines back on!!!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 17:57 | 1563122 chump666
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overbought, thin liquidity, marked up distribution.  mid week swing down, say 100+ points.  maybe a riot somewhere, some dreadful US data and EU data...and the ECB is offically insolvant...

somthing like that, around about Wed.

thats how it goes.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 18:51 | 1563291 Cdad
Cdad's picture is worse than that.  Check just about ANY chart of ANY stock that got hit last week.  With almost unanimity, all of them have bounced precisely to their 10 day sma.  Almost all of them making the same, dumbass move...on masse.

Now...think about that for a moment.  What has happened that would cause every freakin' stock in the market to make the same exact technical move?  Well...hmmmmm?  Could it be that the dumbass algorithmic programmers are just that fuckin' dumb?  I think the answer is...YES.

There is no reason to calculate p/e's.  There is no reason to search for value.  And it won't take a riot or a bad speech from some European  It will fall exactly on the same catalyst which bounced it.  And that catalyst is criminal syndicate Wall Street stupidity.

Sell strength in the morning...if there is any...which I seriously doubt.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 19:27 | 1563430 chump666
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I agree.  Value trading is dead, hold forever trading is dead.  As far as 'sell on the fact' trading, no that is very much alive.  HFT's scan/mine news as does humans, so it's purely emotionally driven markets.  I made money last week on mini-futures shorts on index trades, i didn't hedge it's not worth it when we are going to see big 200 and 300 point drops (Dow/EZ indexes).  I find the break and and ride it down and sell at the bounce. I think this will happen ad infinitum now.  But i totally agree looking at p/e multiples, looking for value is long gone - anyone doing that will have their margins destroyed.

Good post man.


Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:24 | 1563667 Ned Zeppelin
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already 100% out of equities for now.  Have a nice trip to those who have stayed in.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 00:17 | 1564148 hettygreen
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Ditto on the gp Cdad. That first hour is going to be potentially juicy for the short side. Get ready for a little time travel back to last Wednesday morning. Followed by June 2010.

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 21:56 | 1563724 topcallingtroll
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I agree chump.

We are all swing traders now.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:34 | 1564317 chump666
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i hear ya,  it's on when Europe opens.  Hope that crazy french f*** and gets bitch slapped by that German domatrix i.e the German backed EFSF fund won't expand to take ALL of EZ toxic crap. 

Thats the bet.

Tue, 08/16/2011 - 01:36 | 1564320 chump666
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and just check those narrow bid/offers on the EUR

half of asia's indexes have sunk into the red. 

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 20:00 | 1563520 Mallenet
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Who cares - avoid/evade - who can tell?

You are enslaved while I am much richer: all can tell.  Your car/house makes it obvious!

So why are the 'richer' the politicians and the poorer the voters (people power)?

What is the difference between 'socialist elite' and 'capitalist elite': the method they apply for your childrens lives!

And when will the people of the world awake from the slumber of centuries: when will they protect just one child from Polititicians (society paid liars)?

Ahh - when people awake: that will be the time I missed, but died for.

Born 27 Feb 1959, died ... (who cares)

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:05 | 1563902 Ungaro
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In Europe, short selling is banned, in Amerika it is punished. Very clever!

Mon, 08/15/2011 - 23:56 | 1564074 chump666
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they ban short selling, the bull traps get way bigger.

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